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China Current Events: June 27

Bo Xilai denies knowledge of how Neil Heywood died in China The disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai has told government investigators he has no knowledge of the circumstances surrounding the mysterious death of British businessman Neil Heywood, The Daily Telegraph understands.  Read more Cover up, Shanghai metro tells women An appeal by the Shanghai subway […]

China Current Events: June 1

‘China detains hundreds in Tibet over self-immolation protests’ Hundreds of people have been detained in Lhasa after two men set themselves on fire in the Tibetan regional capital on Sunday in protest against Chinese rule, a US-based broadcaster reported.  Read more Air Pollution Fuels Hospital Visits in Hong Kong Deteriorating air quality in Hong Kong […]

Current Events in China: May 7

Newspaper ‘apologizes’ for criticizing US in Chen Guangcheng affair A prominent Chinese newspaper has posted a cryptic apology on its microblog account, supposedly for publishing a scathing article criticizing the American government’s handling of the Chen Guangcheng affair, and appearing to suggest that it may have been pressured into writing the editorial by the Chinese […]

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    • China develops a taste for South Korean media - CNBC November 25, 2014
      CNBCChina develops a taste for South Korean mediaCNBCIn just four years, Chinese investors have flooded South Korea's service sector by 940 percent, from $100 million in 2010 to $940 million in 2014, based on records from Korea's Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy. This is largely attributed to China's ...and more »
    • Report: China building 'airstrip capable' island in disputed waters China ... - CNN November 25, 2014
      CNNReport: China building 'airstrip capable' island in disputed waters China ...CNNHong Kong (CNN) -- China is building an island in the South China Sea that could accommodate the country's first airstrip in bitterly contested waters, according to satellite images analyzed by IHS Jane's Defence Weekly. Reclamation at Fiery Cross Reef ...C
    • At China online coming-out party, Beijing spells out Internet control ambition - Reuters November 25, 2014
      ReutersAt China online coming-out party, Beijing spells out Internet control ambitionReuters"This place (Wuzhen) is crowded with tourists, who are perfectly orderly," Lu Wei, China's Internet czar and director of the Cyberspace Administration of China, said at the opening ceremony. "Cyberspace should also be free and open, with rules to .
    • Tencent to Distribute HBO Dramas, Movies Online in China - Wall Street Journal November 25, 2014
      Wall Street JournalTencent to Distribute HBO Dramas, Movies Online in ChinaWall Street JournalHONG KONG— Time Warner Inc. 's HBO has signed a deal with Tencent Holdings Ltd. to distribute its TV dramas and movies through the Chinese Internet giant's online video site as the U.S. cable network tries to expand its audience in the world's most ..
    • The Dangerous US-China Perception Gap - Wall Street Journal November 25, 2014
      Wall Street JournalThe Dangerous US-China Perception GapWall Street JournalBEIJING—The mocking tone of the editorial may have been unusual for a Chinese newspaper, but the sentiments were not: America, it scoffed, is a washed-up superpower. “Too lazy to reform,” is how the nationalist-leaning Global Times framed the American ...and more »
    • China Considers Tobacco Advertising Limits, Public-Smoking Ban - Wall Street Journal November 25, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Considers Tobacco Advertising Limits, Public-Smoking BanWall Street JournalBEIJING—China is considering a ban on tobacco advertising and smoking in public places as the world's largest nation of smokers faces a mounting and costly toll from treating chronic diseases. Measures under consideration include a ban on all forms of ...
    • China Loosens Debt Terms for Venezuela - Wall Street Journal November 24, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Loosens Debt Terms for VenezuelaWall Street JournalCARACAS, Venezuela—South America's most economically troubled country, facing fears of a debt default amid tumbling oil prices and a cash crunch, has been thrown a lifeline by its largest lender, China. The Asian giant loosened repayment terms on the ...and more »
    • MPs' trip to China cancelled after row over Hong Kong protests debate - The Guardian November 24, 2014
      The GuardianMPs' trip to China cancelled after row over Hong Kong protests debateThe GuardianA visit by a cross-party group of parliamentarians to China, led by Peter Mandelson, has been cancelled at the last minute after Beijing refused to grant a visa to a Conservative MP in retaliation for a Westminster debate on the recent pro-democracy ...The Globa
    • China Central Bank Cut in Rates May Be Short on Impact - Wall Street Journal November 24, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Central Bank Cut in Rates May Be Short on ImpactWall Street JournalBEIJING—China's move to slash lending rates to address slowing economic growth may lack punch as banks likely will hesitate to lower the cost of loans for fear of hurting their profits. The People's Bank of China on Friday lowered interest rates on ...China
    • Exclusive: China ready to cut rates again on fears of deflation - sources - Reuters November 24, 2014
      ReutersExclusive: China ready to cut rates again on fears of deflation - sourcesReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - China's leadership and central bank are ready to cut interest rates again and also loosen lending restrictions, concerned that falling prices could trigger a surge in debt defaults, business failures and job losses, said sources ...